Researcher in BioTribology

Imperial College London Dyson School of Design Engineering

Job summary

Applicants are invited for a research position in the Dyson School of Design Engineering to join the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network; titled Advanced Research Training for the Biotribology of Natural and Artificial Joints in the 21st Century. Developing an in-depth understanding in the tribological performance of artificial joints in the human body is key to increasing their performance and durability. 3D printing presents...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01544
  • Date posted 22 January 2021
  • Closing date 23 February 2021

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £35,471 – £38,815 plus benefits
  • Department Dyson School of Design Engineering
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

Applicants are invited for a research position in the Dyson School of Design Engineering to join the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network; titled Advanced Research Training for the Biotribology of Natural and Artificial Joints in the 21st Century. Developing an in-depth understanding in the tribological performance of artificial joints in the human body is key to increasing their performance and durability. 3D printing presents significant opportunities for improved implant design, optimisation, and customisation. The holder will be tasked with investigating the tribological performance of 3D printed implant materials. The post is funded through an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network in the area of biotribology. The network focuses on this through a collaborative network of partners in the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, German and China. Secondments and network-wide training events at some of these partners will be key features of the post, as will presentation of key results at international conferences.

Duties and responsibilities

• To develop custom software using general-purpose programming languages
• To work with internal and external project partners
• To take initiatives in the planning of research
• To ensure the validity and reliability of data at all times
• To maintain accurate and complete records of all findings
• To write reports for submission to research sponsors

Essential requirements

• The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the past three years.
• not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in that country) — unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention
• For beneficiaries that are international European interest organisations or international organisations: not have spent with the beneficiary more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
• be — at the date of recruitment — an ‘early stage researcher’ (i.e. in the first four years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree)
• A first-class undergraduate degree in Design Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related subject (or equivalent) or an MSc postgraduate qualification in one of these subjects with a Merit or Distinction grade (or equivalent)

Further information

This is fixed term for 36 months

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact c.myant@imperial.ac.uk

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to s.wissing@imperial.ac.uk.
For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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